St. Amour, Brown and Brown tapped for college basketball honors

MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College senior men’s basketball player Matt St. Amour was on Thursday named a National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Second Team All-American, a week after he and Coach Jeff Brown both earned regional NCAA Division III honors from D3hoops.com.
Both St. Amour and Brown also earned top honors from NESCAC, while Panther senior Jake Brown also earned league recognition.
The national NABC honor comes a week after D3hoops.com named St. Amour a First-Team All-Northeast Region all-star. Earlier, NESCAC named St. Amour the league’s Player of the Year and named him a First-Team All-NESCAC selection for the second consecutive season.
D3hoops.com last week chose Coach Brown as its Northeast Region Coach of the Year for the first time, an honor that followed his recent selection as NESCAC Coach of the Year for the second consecutive winter.
Jake Brown was recently named a Second-Team All-NESCAC selection.
The trio helped lead the Panthers to a 27-4 mark, the second-most victories in the program’s history; a NESCAC playoff championship; and a berth in an NCAA Division III quarterfinal.
St. Amour led NESCAC in scoring and was tied for 25th in D-III with 21.8 points per game. He also paced the league and ranked second in the country in three-point field goals (118).
St. Amour’s 676 points this winter and 118 three-pointers were the most in Middlebury single-season history, and he became the first Panther to eclipse the 500-point plateau twice after scoring 566 during his junior year.  
The four-year starting guard, who missed most of his sophomore season with a major injury, finished third in Middlebury’s career scoring ranks with 1,700 points. The 2016-17 NESCAC Player of the Year and a two-time First-Team All-NESCAC selection, St. Amour finishes among the program career leaders in three-point field goals made (first with 252), free throw percentage (second at .806, 2nd), and free throws made (fourth at 386, 4th) and steals (sixth at 146).
Brown, the 20-year head coach and five-time NESCAC Coach of the Year, guided the Panthers to a tie for the regular season NESCAC title and the NESCAC playoff championship. Middlebury earned a top-four overall seed in the NCAA tournament and hosted NCAA Regional and Sectional rounds.
Jake Brown served as point guard for the NESCAC’s top offense, which averaged 87.4 points per game this season. He led the team with 6.3 assists per game, including 14 in a one-point win over Skidmore, and finished third on the team in scoring, averaging 11.8 points a game with a career high of 31 in January. He finished second in career program assists. 

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